Sarath Shyam

There is a stark difference between qualification and skill, especially in Indian engineering education. Over the past few decades, India has produced a humongous number of qualified engineers who go through a rigorous four-year formal education. Unfortunately, most of these graduates are labelled unemployable by the industry as they lack the required skillset to spend minimal time on on-the-job training. In fact, 80% of employers in the information technology, engineering and manufacturing industry identify skill deficit as a problem, says Skill Report 2022 by Wheebox, an online remote proctored testing firm. However, the good news is that BTech degree holders have emerged as the top demographic for highly employable resources domain-wise, which means professional engineering colleges in India have improved the number of employable engineers in the recent past.

However, deciding on a course and college to pursue engineering is not easy for an Indian student. As per the official statistics from the All India Council of Technical Education for the year 2021-22, there are 5926 engineering colleges in India with a total intake of 23,66,656. Nearly 25 lakh students are admitted annually to various engineering colleges in India. So, what are the parameters students need to consider while finding the best college for them? Factors like facilities, faculties, fees, placement, academic partnerships and college ranking are essential aspects to consider.

To help students and their parents take an informed decision on their engineering saga, we have come up with 25 Must-Watch Engineering Colleges in India that are performing exceptionally well in the technical education sector over the years. On the cover, we feature Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology (MIET), which has earned the reputation of being one of the most preferred institutes by students and parents all these years.

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